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"Death Spiral" States - Whispernet Viral Propaganda

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The conservative whisper-net is ramping up its activity for the election. What I term "whisper-net" is the network of conservatives that shares a mix of humor and political viral emails. Many of these are propaganda pieces with sophisticated graphics and persuasively phrased copy. The originators buy lists of email addresses and broadcast their crafted piece so that it will become viral.

Other items are just rumors with political embellishment. Here is an example of rightwing email I chose from five emails a conservative colleague of mine forwarded to me just this week.

The New Welfare Map

Make sure you read to the bottom...
Quite an eye opener...

Map used to make bogus facts seem credible.
Map used to make bogus facts seem credible.
(Image by Not Attributed, but likely from Forbes Magazine)
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These 11 States now have More People on Welfare than they do Employed! Last month, the Senate Budget Committee reports that in fiscal year 2012, between food stamps, housing support, child care, Medicaid and other benefits, the average U.S. Household below the poverty line received $168.00 a day in government support.

What's the problem with that much support? Well, the median household income in America is just over $50,000, which averages out to $137.13 a day.

To put it another way, being on welfare now pays the equivalent of $30.00 an hour for a 40-hour

week, while the average job pays $20.00 an hour.
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Furthermore:
There are actually two messages here. The first is very interesting, but the second is absolutely astounding - and explains a lot.

A recent "Investor's Business Daily" article provided very interesting statistics from a survey by the United Nations International Health Organization.

Percentage of men and women who survived a cancer five years after diagnosis:

U.S. 65%
England 46%
Canada 42%

Percentage of patients diagnosed with diabetes who received treatment within six months:

U.S. 93%
England 15%
Canada 43%

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Richmond Shreve is a retired business executive whose careers began in electronics (USN) and broadcasting in the 1960s. Over the years he has maintained a hobby interest in amateur radio, and the audio-visual arts while working in sales and (more...)
 

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